This week’s task in the blogger challenge (#19) is to write an opinion piece. While many bloggers avoid writing about their opinion, Problogger, Darren Rowse, gives several reasons to take the plunge:
- It often encourages others to share their opinions, in comments or on other blogs. Often opinion posts draw out interaction and productive conversations.
- You help your readers to translate news and understand how information applies to them. This makes your content more useful.
- You show your readers that you go beyond just reporting news; you’re actually engaging with it and interested in the topic you’re writing about. This is infectious and will draw your readers in too.